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A crime to refuse vaccinations?

In the 1980s, author Roald Dahl reflected on the death of his daughter Olivia twenty years earlier. The open letter is quite devastating but the line that remains in my mind is : ‘It really is almost a crime to allow your child to go unimmunised’. It got me thinking: should we make it a […]

To the girl crying in the exam…

To the girl crying in the exam, Don’t: it isn’t worth it. It is an exam. It doesn’t judge what kind of person you are or how special your life is. The question may seem daunting but remember, everyone starts at 0. You can only gain marks, not lose them. Write about what you know. […]

Primary SATs: the good, the bad and the ugly

The papers have arrived, the teachers are stressed. The kids probably don’t have much clue of the pressure the school is under to ‘perform’ acceptably, nor that their results will be published nationally and their school judged accordingly. This week, Key Stage 2 children, aged 10-11 will be taking their tests. Key Stage 1 children […]

Snow day: expectations and reality

Last Friday the children waited with bated breath to find out if their schools were closed for the first snow day of the year. The desperation in their eyes, the hope of a day at home to play in the snow all day…   Well, they got it! The text messages arrived from the schools […]

What REALLY happens on a school trip…

Last week I accompanied Anya and her year group on a school trip to Windsor Castle. It was great fun and I loved spending extra time with her and making memories together. I was a little disappointed as I has been on the equivalent trip with Matthew 3 years ago and we’d gone to Hampton […]